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Royal Navy Fly-Past

October 31, 2009

 This occured recently in Liverpool celebrating the 100th anniversary of Royal Navy airpower. Good stuff.

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  1. Matt permalink
    November 1, 2009 12:38 pm

    Wow – this really demonstrated the extent to which FAA has been gutted.

    – Not much in the way of operational fixed-wing assets left. The Harriers Gr7s are operated jointly with the RAF – nowhere near the air-to-air capability of the Sea Harriers. All other types are all used for training or exercise support!

    – FAA doesn’t even possess it’s own fixed-wing ASW aircraft. It has to rely on its Merlins (great bird, but as with any helo has very short legs) and RAF Nimrods (aging and overdue for replacement).

    Quite a sad state of affairs for a once proud force. Hope they can hold out until F-35 comes along.

  2. Jed permalink
    October 31, 2009 11:08 am

    Yay for the FAA !

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